building tonight behind me recruiters use items such as these to get attention of job seekers. it is a good time to look for work in silicon valley. for this 19-year-old entering tonight's career fair at santa clara, it was a little intimidating. >> i am a little shy, introvert. >> reporter: but the dressed down engineering major is confident he will find what he is looking for. >> it is a good area, silicon valley, google, cisco and all that, my hopes are up. >> reporter: a new federal survey found santa clara county is the second best job market in the u.s. san francisco, san mateo, marin saw the third best jump in jobs, austin texas first with 4.4% growth. >> reporter: the estimated 700 students and alumna, navigating the booths, were primarily looking for one thing.